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Motorcycle Stuff => Tips,Tricks, and Ideas => Topic started by: Connito on November 17, 2009, 11:28:02 PM



Title: Carb cleaning
Post by: Connito on November 17, 2009, 11:28:02 PM
Pretty cool, I think.

http://www.aircooledtech.com/tools-on-the-cheap/soda_blaster/




Title: Re: Carb cleaning
Post by: azure on November 18, 2009, 12:21:58 AM
Thanks Peter, I'm going to try that!


Title: Re: Carb cleaning
Post by: Alan F. on November 18, 2009, 10:07:22 AM
or if you'd rather just buy one:  http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10051&productId=100008764&langId=-1&catalogId=10053&ci_sku=100008764&ci_src=14110944&cm_mmc=shopping-_-googlebase-_-D25X-_-100008764

I new I'd seen this stuff before:  http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=59925.0

Good tip though Peter, I wonder how it'll work on an entire engine without removing it from the bike?  I'll report back whn I've finished this one.
-Alan


Title: Re: Carb cleaning
Post by: Connito on November 18, 2009, 10:13:05 AM
Wow, 9 bucks is well worth it in my book. Thanks Alan.

So Ben and Alan, let me know when you are done with your engine cleanings and I will provide you with four more engines that need cleaning ;D

See you all tonight,
Peter



Title: Re: Carb cleaning
Post by: Alan F. on November 18, 2009, 10:26:28 AM
It might be easier to haul my compressor to your house...
-Alan


Title: Re: Carb cleaning
Post by: Connito on November 18, 2009, 10:26:28 AM
Actually I'm going to order one of these sandblasting guns. Does anyone want one. I can order few so we can save on shipping.

Let me know,
Peter



Title: Re: Carb cleaning
Post by: Connito on November 18, 2009, 10:27:55 AM
It might be easier to haul my compressor to your house...
-Alan


Oh, I have a compressor. I don't have the room, time and most importantly the will to do it :D


Title: Re: Carb cleaning
Post by: andy750 on November 18, 2009, 12:31:02 PM
Actually I'm going to order one of these sandblasting guns. Does anyone want one. I can order few so we can save on shipping.


Why cant we all just use yours?  ;)


Title: Re: Carb cleaning
Post by: Connito on November 18, 2009, 12:37:09 PM
Are you Scottish?

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Carb cleaning
Post by: Alan F. on November 18, 2009, 03:44:34 PM
I didn't read through the link, aren't they available in the stores?
-Alan


Title: Re: Carb cleaning
Post by: Connito on November 18, 2009, 04:03:34 PM
Don't know. Most of the time what's on the Home Depot web page is not in the stores. I think $6 is worth it to be delivered.


Title: Re: Carb cleaning
Post by: Alan F. on November 19, 2009, 12:50:46 AM
http://ww2.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=42939

This sure looks like the gun in your link Peter, the price certainly is right.
-Alan


Title: Re: Carb cleaning
Post by: Connito on November 19, 2009, 08:11:12 AM
Now that's cheap! Anybody going to Harbor Freight any time soon? Can someone pick one for me please? And look at this one - http://ww2.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=95159


Title: Re: Carb cleaning
Post by: Alan F. on November 19, 2009, 08:48:55 AM
   I was just clicking back and forth wondering which one the guy in the link used...http://www.aircooledtech.com/tools-on-the-cheap/soda_blaster/ (http://www.aircooledtech.com/tools-on-the-cheap/soda_blaster/) when I noticed this link:





(http://i867.photobucket.com/albums/ab240/alan__f/Untitled.jpg)




   So I clicked and found that it was the one I'd linked to earlier http://ww2.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=42939 (http://ww2.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=42939)

   The nozzle diameter to hose clearance is probably important, that's why the guy spec'd 7/16 tubing, I'm guessing it's 7/16 I.D. because wall thickness will likely vary.

   Ben and I were talking about heading to Harbor F. after the Bettencourt's auction saturday morning, I'm still unsure if I'll be attending but I'll give it my best shot.
   Maybe Ben could pick one up for each of us if I'm unable to attend?  I really wanna go though!
   -Alan



Title: Re: Carb cleaning
Post by: frostypuck on November 19, 2009, 05:53:05 PM
Isn't it going to take like 16,000 lbs of media to clean an engine?
The last person I spoke to that uses baking soda to clean carbs uses approx 10-15 lbs per set of carbs.


Title: Re: Carb cleaning
Post by: Alan F. on November 19, 2009, 08:04:28 PM
Wow, really?  Scratch that idea then.  Chris rules.
-Alan


Title: Re: Carb cleaning
Post by: phactory on November 19, 2009, 09:53:13 PM
The Chem Dip works so much better and is way cleaner. Plus it is only $30.00 and it lasts a long time! Plus and I have a bead blaster!

Phil


Title: Re: Carb cleaning
Post by: Alan F. on November 20, 2009, 09:42:47 AM
The Chem Dip works so much better and is way cleaner. Plus it is only $30.00 and it lasts a long time!

That seems like some nasty stuff though, isn't it?  I'd much rather destroy my liver the old fashioned way. ;)
-Alan


Title: Re: Carb cleaning
Post by: phactory on February 27, 2010, 12:35:41 PM
It is pretty benign but then again, I don't drink it.   ;D I have left carb bodies in it for as long as 24 hours with no damage to the carb body or any of the rubber parts left in the carbs.

Phil